Antimicrobial Stewardship Education Reduces Antibiotic Prescriptions in COVID-19 PatientsApril 15th 2022
Antimicrobial stewardship efforts, such as education for healthcare providers, significantly decreased community-acquired pneumonia antibiotic prescriptions in COVID-19 patients.
Fidaxomicin Versus Vancomycin for Clostridioides Difficile TreatmentApril 15th 2022
Concomitant antibiotic (CA) use for infection treatment is a major risk factor for recurrent C difficile infection. One SHEA 2022 study examined whether fidaxomicin or vancomycin would be more beneficial for CA patients.
COVID-19 Risk Factors, Broken Down by OccupationApril 13th 2022
An examination of COVID-19 infections by occupation found that most cases occurred in people who worked in management and healthcare, and COVID-19 death rates were highest among building/grounds cleaning and maintenance employees.
Discontinuing Contact Precautions for MRSA, VRE Did Not Affect HAI Rates, Study FindsApril 26th 2019
The aggregated average HAI rates before and after discontinuing contact precautions were 0.14 and 0.15 MRSA HAI/1000 patient days, 0.06 and 0.04 VRE HAI/1000 patient days, and 0.04 and 0.03 MRSA LabID events/100 admissions.
Takeaways From a 10-Year Mandatory Influenza Vaccine Program for Health Care WorkersApril 26th 2019
The rate of health care-associated influenza cases per season decreased from a median of 16.8 cases pre-policy rollout to 5.2 cases post-policy rollout at a large pediatric hospital.
These 5 Factors Are Associated with Candida auris Colonization in Nursing HomesApril 25th 2019
Investigators in New York state, which has the largest burden of C auris colonization in the US, used 12 point prevalence surveys at 6 nursing homes to identify 60 cases and 218 controls.